Here’s Why so Many Successful Entrepreneurs Got Their Start in Sales
Everyone has an opinion about salespeople, and it’s often negative. But according to a 2017 survey conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, nearly 15 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs got their starts in sales. Say what you will about the oftentimes incorrectly portrayed “pushy” salesperson but, along with a few other unique strengths, their persistence is exactly what makes them successful. It’s also why you — if you have ambitions to be the next Mark Cuban, Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey — should learn to sell.
From our very good friends over at entrepreneur.com